Davy, Soccer Star! (Paperback)
Northsouth Books, 9780735822870, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2010
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The perfect story for young soccer fans Davy is determined that his soccer team will win the Junior Forest Soccer Tournaments, but he'll have to learn about teamwork in order to win.
About the Author
BRIGITTE WENINGER taught kindergarten for twenty years but now devotes all her time to writing. She has published more than thirty books, including the internationally successful Davy series. EVE THARLET was born in France but spent most of her childhood in Germany. She studied art in Strasbourg, France. Among her many books are "How Will We Get to the Beach"? By Brigitte Luciani and "Hugs and Kisses "by Christophe Loupy.
Praise For Davy, Soccer Star!…
“Though the glowering Bad Badgers look tough, the prospect of winning a real soccer ball in the big challenge match spurs Davy and his Wild Rabbits to work out, practice hard, eat spinach until they feel green, and, most importantly, give themselves confidence by building team spirit. Featuring plenty of soccer action and appealing scenes of expressive young animals dashing back and forth in woodland settings, this will keep sports fans engrossed even as it gently suggests that it might not be such a bad thing to let younger sibs play, too.” (Booklist)
"In this endearing story, Davy forms a soccer team with his siblings. The bunnies lament early on that their ball is flat as a pancake. Father digs in the back of his shed and contributes a stuffed leather pouch from which to make a new one. Mother also tries to be encouraging by making red uniform shirts, which, unfortunately, look like flour sacks. Nonetheless, readers can anticipate an exciting game of the underdogs—er, ah, Wild Rabbits—versus a team of bullies—the Big Bad Badgers. Done in soft watercolors, the front endpapers portray the family roster with their enormous bunny ears; final endpapers show the team frolicking with a new black-and-white soccer ball. Children will understand the dream that each player has of overcoming the odds and becoming a star in a favorite sport. Those who have been charmed by Davy and Dinah growing up through picture books such as Will You Mind the Baby, Davy? (1997) or Davy in the Middle (2004, both NorthSouth) will enjoy another tale about this family.”(School Library Journal)
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